ISSUE 12

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“In this issue, we’ll apply a metallic muscle to the right forearm.”

You will need some thick super glue for this issue.

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • T-800 Assembly – Model Instructions
  • Sci-Fi Cinema Legends – Back to the Future
  • Real World Science – The 1950s Vision of the Future: Part One

Build


Assembling the Right Forearm

Right Forearm Muscles
Step 1

Gather the Forearm C and the four Forearm Muscle Springs:

Steps 2-3

Using a toothpick or similar tool, apply a small amount of super glue to one of the four grooves in Forearm C.  Then, place one of the Forearm Muscle Springs into and up against the end of this groove and hold in place to let the glue set.

Safety first! Super glue can easily bond human skin, so be careful here and try not to touch the wet glue:

Step 4

Repeat this process for the three remaining Forearm Muscle Springs:

Right Forearm
Steps 5-6

Fit this assembly into the groove (circled below) of Forearm B, as shown:

Steps 7-8

Secure these forearm parts together with one (1) KB 2×4 mm screw:

Steps 9-10

Fit this assembly to Forearm A, aligning these grooves (circled below):

Steps 11-12

Secure these forearm parts together with one (1) PM 3×12 mm screw as shown:

Thoughts


Any time I have to use glue, things can get tricky, but this issue was not so bad. This part of the arm will be needed again in Issue 14, so keep it safe for now. As for materials, the Forearm Muscle Springs are metal, but the rest of the parts are plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 34

Next Up


 Issue 13 – Right Neck, Neck Plates, Right Ring Finger

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